May the Lord be with you and bless you today.
Here’s a dispatch from within Ukraine: “In recent weeks, nearly all the missionaries have been told to leave Ukraine. Western nations evacuated their embassies and citizens. Traffic in the capital of Kyiv is disappearing. Where did the people go? Oligarchs, businessmen, and those who can afford it are leaving, saving their families from potential war. Should we do the same?”
“We need to regularly ask God to burst our Christian bubbles.” This article explains how and why.
“There has been a long-standing scholarly discussion about how far back we can trace the roots of the fourfold gospel. ” Michael Kruger asks whether we can trace them all the way back to Justin Martyr.
Boyce College is giving away two all-inclusive RENOWN packages. Each one includes in-person registration for one adult parent, and their student, a complimentary hotel room in the Legacy Hotel, meals for the weekend, and special RENOWN swag! (Sponsored Link)
Tony Payne considers why we should consider being part of a small group (assuming that is something our churches offer).
“God does not demand worship because he is insecure and needs affirmation, but simply because it is true. This truth means that any time someone misuses or defames the name of the Lord, blasphemy is the charge. One person could sin against another, and it would not be blasphemy; but to dishonor the Lord is to commit a different kind of sin.”
Ed Welch considers the connection between suffering and sanctification.
As Christians, we are responsible to maintain the unity of our local churches, and to do that, we need to protect our relationships with our brothers and sisters.
If you cannot fly towards heaven with the wings of assurance, walk there on the legs of faith.—Andrew Gray